Pointer and Quaffer
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2219 White Gold Dollars
|Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:10 am Post subject:
|I agree Wilhelm was a major influencer on the war. Ferdinands death was just an excuse. Wilhelm wanted to realise more than a largely landlocked domain, and more respect in the eyes of his cousins in King George and Tsar Nicholas.
So the Treaty of Versailles came about because of a disaster called the Great War, and it also maintained a tension on Germany during a time called the Great Depression.
These and a number of other things played into the hands of the Nazi party going from a party of nobodies, to the power it became.
The personalities of leadership through the Great War had done peoples heads in. Hitler rose in the eyes of his people, because of the way he conveyed his approach. He did not build wishlists and agendas, instead he made promises of what he would not do.
The Treaty, the Depression, fear of communism, all reasons for people to feel fear and resentment. Fuel for another fight. A much worse fight.
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There's no lie in her fire.